Cincinnati (October 13, 2006)–Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church in Cincinatti recently finished structural construction on its new church. To help ensure that its congregation could hear every word in the new facility, local sound reinforcement company Loud and Clear, Inc. was brought in to handle the audio issues–a process that led to the inclusion of McCauley Sound loudspeakers.
Cincinatti’s Loud and Clear recently installed a McCauley loudspeaker system at Greater Bethlehem Temple Apostolic Church’s new facility.Senior project manager Len Wehling met with the Bethlehem Temple building committee and addressed the sound system objectives. The sanctuary would house 3,000 seats, which would be fanned around a central, arced dome measuring 50 feet at its center and tapering down to 30 feet along the edges. In other areas of the sanctuary, the ceiling height would predominately be 14 feet. Other features that Loud and Clear team had to take into account included a sound stage for the pulpit, video production room and baptismal pool.
Wehling called in Loud and Clear production management specialists Nate Schneider and Bill Deavers, discussed the space with them and the decision was made to contact Bruce Anderson of McCauley Sound, based just outside of Seattle, Washington.
After considering proposal submitted by McCauley’s SDG, Loud and Clear elected to install an In.Line system using three NS1 low frequency modules, six N60 and 12 N90 modules per array, to be hung in three arrays in an left-center-right configuration. To ensure coverage in the back of the sanctuary, the team mounted eight AC66 speakers horizontally along the lower portion of the ceiling to further reinforce coverage throughout the large space. The Loud and Clear team also provided six SM95-2 floor monitors, for the choir and other musical groups.
To power the system, Loud and Clear selected a rack of 15 Crown CE2000 amplifiers which are controlled by McCauley’s MCS 3.6 digital speaker processor. In the front of the sanctuary, Loud and Clear placed a Midas Verona 480/8 console for both main and monitor mixing duty.
“It only took a little over two months to get all the gear landed on site and installed,” said Schneider. “Like any large scale installation, there were some additional adjustments that needed to be made at the end of this project. With one phone call to the design team we had the angle adjustments we needed. The church choir got to rehearse in the new sanctuary and first services were held the next day–which just happened to be Easter Sunday.”